American Sign Language & Interpreting
American Sign Language/Interpreting offers two degree programs.
The first is the American Sign Language Associate's of Arts (A.A.) degree. In this program there are courses in language, literature and culture that enable students to complete an institutional requirement of Language (LN) as well as an Associate’s of Arts degree. We prepare students to function effectively in the Deaf community using American Sign Language while gaining an understanding and appreciation of humanistic ideals and values.
Upon the completion of the ASL Program, students will be well suited for complementary studies in Education, Deaf Studies, medical fields, sales fields, acting, and ASL/English Interpreting. The program will provide students with a strong foundation in American Sign Language and Deaf culture.
The second program is the ASL/English Interpreting Associate's of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. The ASL/English Interpreter Education Program is designed to prepare students for state and national certification testing. Obtaining certification can lead to employment in the rapidly expanding and rewarding field of ASL/English Interpreting. After successful completion of the program, students must apply for, and pass, the Utah State Interpreter Certification exam and/or National Interpreter Certification to work as an interpreter. The ASL/English Interpreter Education Program will prepare students to test for the Utah Professional Certification, National Interpreter Certification or the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment.Upon successful completion of the ASL/English Interpreter Education Program, students must apply for, and pass, state or national interpreting certification exams to work as an interpreter.